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Prepare for your Chorus Audition

 

VOCAL EXERCISES

You will be taken through a series of vocal exercises to help us determine your range and vocal color/production. No prior preparation is necessary for this step of your audition.


AURAL SKILLS

You will listen to a short melodic phrase and be asked to repeat back both the correct pitch and rhythm. Click HERE for examples.


SOLFA SCALE

You will be asked to sing a SOLFA scale (do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do) as a solo. Be prepared to sing it up and down on solfa. Starting pitches will be given based on your anticipated vocal part:

  • Soprano I: F above middle C

  • Soprano II: D above middle C

  • Alto I: Bb below middle C

  • Alto II: G below middle C

  • Tenor I: F below middle C

  • Tenor II: D below middle C

  • Baritone: Bb (2nd line of the bass clef)

  • Bass: G (bottom line of the bass clef) 


HARMONIZING

You will audition in a small group (4-6 musicians) with the hymn “ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING” (LDS HYMNS #62). Be prepared to sing the first verse. You will be allowed to have a hymn book to reference while you sing. You will be asked to first perform the part you plan to audition for but are encouraged to know any other parts that are within your capabilities. Your ability (and willingness) to sing multiple voice parts is a testament to your overall musicianship and a great asset to our ensemble

  • TIP: Use the tracks below to help learn each part of the hymn.

    • Soprano

    • Alto

    • Tenor

    • Bass

    • All Parts together

  • Audio Recordings of each vocal part may be downloaded HERE


DAY OF THE AUDITION

  • Arrive 20 minutes early to sign in and have your height measured

  • Sunday dress will ensure a more professional audition

  • Note: You will be notified by email about the results of your audition within the week after auditions have completed